Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program

Profile of the Class of 2017


Before deciding to change careers and pursue medicine, our students come from a fascinating variety of backgrounds. Some joined us directly after completing their undergraduate education, while others had years in an established profession. Students in the class of 2016-2017 come from a wide range of backgrounds and careers, including in the fields of nursing, acting, speech pathology, finance, music production, gerontology, prosthetics, national parks education, politics, the military, social work, medical scribing, and psychology.

All of them made the decision to change their lives by beginning the Scripps College Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program as the first step toward becoming a medical professional.

Angela Hirsh"I loved how supportive and positive our cohort was throughout the year. I made some lasting friendships and had a wonderful time despite the occasional intensity of the coursework. Some of my favorite memories from this year were the events in Claremont and our group get-togethers and dinners."

Angela Hirsh, Class of 2016
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Candidate for Doctor of Medicine (MD) (2016–2020)

Profile of the Class of 2017

Age range of students

  • 22%  ages 21-22
  • 33%  ages 23-25
  • 22%  ages 26-29
  • 22%  ages 30-34
  •   1%  ages 40-42


Undergraduate Institutions

Barnard College
Berklee College of Music
Brown University
Georgetown University
Kenyon College
Lewis and Clark College
Loyola Marymount University
Millersville University

Northwestern University
Occidental College
Soka University of America
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, San Diego
University of Florida
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
University of Southern California

Undergraduate Majors

Chemical Engineering
Cognitive Science
French Studies
Global Health
International Politics
Medieval Studies
Music Production & Engineering

Public Policy
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Women’s and Gender Studies


Graduate Degrees

English and Comparative Literature
Science ,Society, and Medicine